26th September - 10th November 2019
Found in the Garden was a celebration of the plants, insects and birdlife that we all enjoy in our outside spaces.
Featuring Alex Hirtzel who creates unique prints which have been lovingly drawn, hand printed and then painted in special UV paint. Alex offers you an encounter with nature that reconnects you with the importance of biodiversity through the eyes of bees.
Alex was joined by Kate Kato who is a paper sculptor who creates intricate, life-sized sculptures of plants and insects. Artist, Rae Gervis whose work is inspired by compost and soil was exhibiting 6 watercolours! Llanddeusant based printmaker Claire Spencer exhibited a series of plant inspired prints.
Alongside the wall hung work we had basket work by Mandy Coates, felted dragonflies and birds by Emma Bevan and Mariana Pavlova exhibited cut, fused glass which captures foliage and flowers. Potter Margaret Brampton was showing her slipware which is made using the sgraffito technique. Margaret uses lettering and well known lyrics as an integral part of her design.
Found in the Garden was also delighted to welcome Josephine Gomersall who makes contemporary art jewellery and silver botanicals inspired by British wild flowers and plant forms; grasses, seedpods and weeds from the wayside, woodland, field and garden.
Simon Meiklejohn’s meta-mechanical outdoor sculpture ‘This Spinning Rock’ stood proud in our bay window, along with David Goff Eveleigh's bounding hares.
Our graduate in Found in the garden was blacksmith Giles Clarke who was exhibiting one of his garden benches. A couple of Rebecca Buck's remarkable outdoor garden sculptures completed the exhibition.
Both Alex and Rebecca gave talks as part of this exhibition.